Oldest known figurative cave art discovered in Borneo

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Cave paintings in Borneo among the world’s oldest examples of figurative depiction. 
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Nature Index names Griffith a 2018 Rising Star

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Significant recognition for societal impact of work by Griffith researchers.
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Dating reveals Greece skull to be earliest known Homo sapiens found in Eurasia

Griffith researcher dates early human fossil found in Greece at 210,000 years old. 
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DNA could enable repatriation of ancient Aboriginal remains

First ancient nuclear genomes of Aboriginal Australians show repatriation of unprovenanced remains possible.
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Griffith dates bones of new human species found in Philippines

A Griffith University researcher has played a key role in the international multidisciplinary team that has discovered a new human species in a Philippines cave.   Professor Rainer Grün, Director of Griffith’s Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE), used uranium series analysis to date the teeth and bones from three small hominid individuals found in […]
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Geochemical ‘stamp’ offers fresh hope for repatriation of unprovenanced human remains

Investigating geochemical signatures in surface geology and ancient remains could aid repatriation of Indigenous skeletons to their place of origin.
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Tools in world’s oldest tattoo kit made from human bone

Intricate, multi-toothed tools found to be 2700 years old, making them the oldest confirmed tattooing combs found in Oceania. 
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Sophisticated monkey hunting aids human colonisation of South Asian rainforest

Oldest and longest record of specialised active primate hunting offers insights into how people inhabited extreme environment.  
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New evidence of early humans in North Africa more than half a million years older than previous findings

Discovery indicates ancient humans occupied site more than half a million years earlier than previously thought. 
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250,000 year-old teeth reveal unprecedented detail about ancient children

250,000 year-old Neanderthal teeth reveal the oldest exposure to lead and the first natural weaning from breastfeeding. 
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All hail the ‘sacred’ bin chicken

Highly revered 'bin chicken' finds itself at the heart of historic debate on evolution
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Griffith scientists shine at Young Tall Poppy awards

Emerging scientists at Griffith University have been recognised at the Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for 2018.
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Study sheds light on origins of ancient populations

Researchers help put to bed the long-held and debated theories into the origins of populations within the South East Asia regions.
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How 70,000 years of human interaction have shaped an icon of wild nature

The critically endangered orangutan - one of humankind’s closest living relatives - has become a symbol of wild nature’s vulnerability in the face of human actions and an icon of rainforest conservation.
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Remains confirmed as the oldest known species of human fossil found in Western Europe

New dating research led by Griffith University has confirmed the great antiquity of fossil remains attributed to a species of human called Homo antecessor found in Spain.
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Humans may have occupied Indonesian site earlier than previously thought

Renewed excavations at a limestone rock-shelter inhabited by ‘Ice Age’ hunter-gatherers on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi have revealed new evidence for earlier human occupation.
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Finger bone discovery believed to be from the oldest modern human found in Arabia

Griffith University played a key role in the team behind new research that describes the discovery of a fossil human finger bone at the site of Al Wusta, an ancient freshwater lake located in what is now the hyper-arid Nefud Desert, in Saudi Arabia.
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River’s evolution unfolds with a fresh mix of dating techniques

Griffith University has participated in the first international dating study of the fluvial terraces of the Lower Moulouya river in northeast Morocco.
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